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attenuator : A potentiometer (pot or pad) that is used to adjust the amplitude of the signal passing through it. The amplitude can usually be set to any value between full (no attenuation) and zero (infinite attenuation). Pots can be either rotary or linear (sliders), may have discrete dentents (more often in older equipment), and can be either hardware or virtual sliders on a computer screen.

voltage controlled attenuator : An amplifier or resistive network whose gain is unity gain at maximum, and whose attenuation of an audio signal varies in proportion to an externally supplied DC voltage.



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